2010 PASFAA Conference MONDAY OCTOBER 10 TH 2010. Retention – Why???. Dr. James Theeuwes Director Student Financial Services Lock Haven University. When a Product Fails.
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Dr. James Theeuwes
Director Student Financial Services
Lock Haven University
These grants would have been competitive, requiring IHEs to design new programs or revamp existing ones. Here was an opportunity for the federal government to encourage IHEs to do a better job in graduating their students,
But exhausted by the fight over healthcare legislation and hamstrung by the rules governing the reconciliation process, these policies—all of which could have helped enhance graduation rates—were eliminated or emasculated.
—fewer than one-third of degree-seeking students complete in three years. Note that only about one in five students in public community colleges complete their degree programs in three years.
In contrast, graduation rates from for-profit institutions average around 60 percent. Not-for-profit two-year institutions also have high graduation rates, but they represent a small segment of the market (only about 5 percent of two-year institutions are not-for-profit).
selective colleges for which they
are academically qualified are more
likely to graduate than students who
‘undermatch’ by enrolling in colleges
that do not match their qualifications (CB)